Making sure you have the correct permits for your type of business can be a tough search, and an expensive one if you make a mistake. Use CalGold: Business Permits Made Simple, a State of California website that will “…assist you in finding the appropriate permitting information for your business, the CalGOLD database provides links and contact information that direct you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses and registration requirements from all levels of government.”

You’ll find “descriptions of the requirements, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the agencies that administer those requirements and issue the permits and licenses, and in most cases a direct link to the agencies’ Internet web pages.”

For more great websites see the SCL Biz Guide to Internet Resources.